Justin Rossi, an M.D.-Ph.D. student in the departments of Health Outcomes & Policy, Neurology and Neuroscience, was featured in the May edition of The POST, UF Health’s monthly newsletter. The article, “Surgery in Real Time,” discusses his published paper in the journal Brain Stimulation, which explores the ethical considerations of live-streaming surgeries across various social media platforms.
“The idea of broadcasting a live surgery isn’t new,” said Rossi. “What is new are the ever-evolving technologies that enable us to view these surgeries. Because this field is so vast and new, researchers and clinicians need to decide how to safely and ethically conduct broadcasts to ensure patient safety and privacy.”
Rossi’s research centers on the use of neuromodulation in small disease populations and regulatory policies affecting deep brain stimulation research. He aims to be a physician-scientist involved in the development of policies to guide responsible clinical translational research. His mentors are Elizabeth Shenkman, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, and Michael Okun, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurology and Co-Director of the Movement Disorders Center.
To read The POST article online, click here.